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The dying process at the Fushihao Dyeing Factory.    Shaoxing Paojiang Industry Zone, Zhejiang. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

The dying process at the Fushihao Dyeing Factory. Shaoxing Paojiang Industry Zone, Zhejiang. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Wang Meifang from Xinsunrui village is 58 years old and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. While every other family has moved away, Wang's family stayed. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Wang Meifang from Xinsunrui village is 58 years old and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. While every other family has moved away, Wang's family stayed. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Toxic threads: Greenpeace puts fashion pollution on parade - in pictures

Toxic threads: Greenpeace puts fashion pollution on parade - in pictures

A manufacturing facility in Xiaoshan district, in the heart of China's textile industry. An image from Greenpeace Detox campaign. Photograph: Lance Lee/Greenpeace From Guardian article: do we care more about animal rights than the environment?

Waste & Resources Action Programme, textile waste, European Union, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, clothing recycling, clothes recycling, circular economy, closed-loop economy, cradle to cradle, European Union Clothing Action Plan, Made-By, Liz Goodwin, Allanna McAspurn, Danish Fashion Institute, Rijkswaterstaat

Waste & Resources Action Programme, textile waste, European Union, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, clothing recycling, clothes recycling, circular economy, closed-loop economy, cradle to cradle, European Union Clothing Action Plan, Made-By, Liz Goodwin, Allanna McAspurn, Danish Fashion Institute, Rijkswaterstaat

Workers hand making garments at Cooper & Stonebrand textile factory, Salford Manchester

A city not united: Manchester needs help to bridge the economic divide

Workers hand making garments at Cooper & Stonebrand textile factory, Salford Manchester

In the last six months the Carter family, from Tasmania, have barely produced enough rubbish to fill a biscuit tin. Oberon and Lauren Carter and their three children have been aiming to live as close to ‘zero waste’ as they can.

In the last six months the Carter family, from Tasmania, have barely produced enough rubbish to fill a biscuit tin. Oberon and Lauren Carter and their three children have been aiming to live as close to ‘zero waste’ as they can.

This is where your clothes end up after you throw them away. It's piling up and affecting the environment!

This is where your clothes end up after you throw them away. It's piling up and affecting the environment!

Silver fibres can be used in fabrics, and is commonly found in medical and healthcare materials. Recently though, silver particles are being more commonly found in underwear and sportswear. Silver is an incredible material to use within the healthcare industry, due to its natural anti-microbial properties. Silver fibres can be woven into fabrics, or embedded and coated on top of the materials.

Silver fibres can be used in fabrics, and is commonly found in medical and healthcare materials. Recently though, silver particles are being more commonly found in underwear and sportswear. Silver is an incredible material to use within the healthcare industry, due to its natural anti-microbial properties. Silver fibres can be woven into fabrics, or embedded and coated on top of the materials.

Rubbish is burnt in the sreet, Hangzhou Bay Economic Development Zone.  © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Rubbish is burnt in the sreet, Hangzhou Bay Economic Development Zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

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